Friday, April 25, 2008

Nursery and Landscape - Plants to Consider for Delaware Landscapes Featured at the UDBG Plant Sale (Tomorrow!)

This is continuation of the series on plants to consider for Delaware Landscapes featuring those plants that are being offered at the UDBG Spring Plant Sale. The plant sale is tomorrow!

Cornus kousa ‘Big Apple’. Kousa Dogwood 20-30'. Introduced by the Polly Hill Arboretum, ‘Big Apple’ is an appropriate name in several ways. The fruit are exceptionally large, up to 1½ in., and the white bracts measure 5 to 6 in. across. The colorful exfoliating bark and excellent red fall color are similar to the species.

Magnolia (salicifolia × kobus) ‘Iufer’. Magnolia 20'. The magnificent pyramidal habit is seldom seen in American gardens. ‘Iufer’ offers starry white flowers borne abundantly in spring but differs from the species by virtue of the dramatic,
red-tipped anthers.

Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’. Magnolia 30-50'. The erect, 8 in. wide, rosy-pink flowers create a refined floral display in early spring. Considered precocious (blooms at a young age), ‘Diva’ is a prolific bloomer.

Cornus sanguinea ‘Cato’. Artic Sun™ Dogwood 3-4'. A must-have for the winter garden, the eruption of color from yellow, to orange, and red is reminiscent of the rising sun. The white flowers in the late spring/early summer, compact habit, and cultural adaptability makes this plant a winner.

For more information go to the online UDBC Spring Plant Sale catalog at

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